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Niagara women's hockey: Minnesota-Duluth scored three power play goals in the first period en route to a 6-1 win over Niagara at Dwyer Arena. The defending national champion Bulldogs improved to 2-0 while Niagara fell to 0-2. Saara Tuominen scored 5:24 into the game. Laura Fridfinnson added a power play tally at 16:41 and 16 seconds later Emmanuelle Blais made it 3-0. Mary McKinnon scored at 11:37 of the third for Niagara to make it 4-1. Tawni Mattila scored twice in the third -- including a short-handed goal -- to close the scoring.

Canisius volleyball: Trailing, 14-12, in the fifth set, the Golden Griffins rallied to beat St. Peter's, 25-17, 19-25, 25-20, 19-25, 16-14, at the Yanitelli Center in Jersey City, N.J. The Griffs improved to 9-5 overall and 3-1 in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference. Four Canisius players had double-digit kills, led by senior Morgan Ammons, who had 14 with 14 digs for her fourth straight double-double.

D'Youville women's soccer: With an 11-0 win over Wilson College, D'Youville established new single-game records for goals and scoring margin. Nicole Mosher scored three goals and Stephanie Lozzi (Lew-Port) added a pair for the Spartans, who are in second place in the North Eastern Athletic Conference with a 2-1 mark.

UB-Niagara men's soccer: The local rivals kick off at 4 p.m. at Niagara Field. The Bulls have shut out seven straight opponents and are 10-2-1 overall. Buffalo is coming off a 4-0 win over over Western Michigan on Friday while being ranked tied for ninth in the Great Lakes Region of the National Soccer Coaches Association of America poll. Niagara is 6-2-1 and defeated Rober Morris, 3-2, in double overtime Friday. The Purple Eagles are ranked fourth in the North Atlantic Region of the NSCAA poll. The teams are in different regions based on their conference affiliation.

St. Bonaventure golf: Fourteen teams will compete in the 20th annual Leo Keenan Collegiate Invitational starting at 9 a.m. today at Bartlett Country Club. Included in the field are are Niagara and Canisius. The 36-hole tournament concludes on Monday.

Canisius women's soccer: The Griffs host Siena, owner of the best overall record in the MAAC this season. Game time is 1 p.m. at the Demske Sports Complex. While both teams are 1-0 in conference play, Siena is 8-0-2 overall while Canisius is 6-1-3. Siena and Canisius rank 1-2 in the conference in goal scoring (2.40 goals per game for the Saints, 2.00 for the Griffs) and goals allowed (0.60 for the Griffs, 1.00 for Siena).

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